Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Bad Monkey,Star Island, and Nature Girl. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp.
Skink—No Surrender is Hiaasen’s first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink. You can read more about Hiaasen and his work at CarlHiaasen.com.